A summary of cutting-edge technology, including the world’s smallest fully implantable spinal cord neurostimulator for the treatment of chronic pain.
Epilepsy and Seizure
The highest level of comprehensive care targets youths with epilepsy who have known comorbid psychiatric, developmental, and cognitive disorders and/or a history of nonadherence to seizure medication.
Which antiepileptic drugs work best as monotherapy? A new Cochrane meta-analysis scrutinizes the evidence.
Here's reason to start eslicarbazepine acetate at 400 mg daily.
A new study finds that children with epilepsy who are treated with antiepileptic drugs sustain more bone fractures than kids who don't take these drugs. Details here.
Most neurologists reach for levetiracetam monotherapy for children with early onset, nonsyndromic epilepsy initially. This study questions that practice.
Marijuana has been employed since ancient times for the treatment of epilepsy. However, rigorous scientific data supporting its efficacy has been essentially nonexistent until recently.
The authors present illustrative fictional accounts of patients with medical problems with co-occurring epilepsy.
Dietary therapies have returned to the spotlight as viable nonpharmacological treatment options for medication refractory epilepsy.
An update on responsive neurostimulation, the only implantable, closed-loop device approved for treating seizures.